E! Online's Scores

  • Music
For 787 reviews, this publication has graded:
  • 72% higher than the average critic
  • 4% same as the average critic
  • 24% lower than the average critic
On average, this publication grades 2.7 points higher than other critics. (0-100 point scale)
Average Music review score: 74
Highest review score: 100 D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat
Lowest review score: 0 Results May Vary
Score distribution:
  1. Negative: 11 out of 787
787 music reviews
    • 97 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    While undeniably ambitious and moving in parts--with sunny harmonies and layered production--it also happens to be a little kitschy.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    The duo's collaboration on Van Lear Rose is unexpectedly gripping, a raucous slice of vintage Nashville fuelled by Lynn's down-home wisdom, twangy gee-tars and White's inspired hand at production.
    • 97 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even if you think you've heard it all before, West is a winner.
    • 93 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    [Dylan's] most cohesive work in over a decade...
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's as gripping as N.W.A.'s groundbreaking Straight Outta Compton.
    • 92 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's a massive success.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Double the pleasure, double the fun? Definitely, definitely.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Okay, so it's not the most revolutionary concept album, but the raw energy and mad buzz make it one that's easy to get hooked on.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Los fans--as well as those who just love great, spicy rhythms--will quickly learn that they Canto live without this disc.
    • 91 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    It's a welcome change to the current hard-rock juggernaut.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Throughout the disc, his attention to detail and melody stretch well beyond his 22 years.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Some tracks are as disconnected as a David Lynch film, but no one does misery like this neo-blues hollerer.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    An emotionally wracked masterpiece, drawing on immaculate influences like the Pixies and Talking Heads while sounding distinctly original.
    • 90 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    Z
    Z seems like just the beginning of a whole new phase.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Good luck trying to keep your head from spinning around like Linda Blair.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 67 Critic Score
    The veteran singer-songwriter has opted to retreat into old-timey blues, rattling off clich├ęs about blind horses and hog-eyed towns while laying down a halfhearted soundtrack of brushed drums, plucked guitars and woozy strings.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Elliott keeps her sharp raps relatively slow-moving over the space-age production and allows room for the long list of guests like Ludacris, Busta Rhymes and Da Brat to shine.
    • 89 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Say hello to your new metal gods.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Any music snob who has ever fantasized about grafting Belle & Sebastian's deceptively sweet melodies onto Modest Mouse's angular rhythms and riffs needs look no further than the Shins.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    There are plenty of throwaway tunes, and the sound quality is decidedly lo-fi, but what's most surprising about this three-CD collection is the number of good songs.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 83 Critic Score
    Björk's latest is as delightfully eccentric as her choice in outfits, blending scratchy electronic programming with tinkling music boxes and squeezing her formidable voice into ancient-sounding harmonies or futuristic whispers.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Exquisite, angry, sad and personal, basement is a beautiful swan song of one of this generation's best.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Bed-Stuy boy musters up enough of his own charisma, charm and wit to build another solid release.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Woods seems like a retreat into the '90s, playing up the grunge and angst of the band's Northwestern stomping grounds.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    He gets all beautiful on your ass for the Orpheus portion of this double-disc set, then explodes with a pounding intensity on Abattoir Blues that'll knock your socks off.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    Like the Streets or Dizzee Rascal, Arulpragasam's beats are minimal, but tracks such as "Pull Up the People" make use of every ounce of groove as tight, crisp synth lines backing her catchy raga delivery.
    • 88 Metascore
    • 75 Critic Score
    The Jaxx prove they can make this old house music exciting and new.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Even though the production is slicker, The Dirty South is still packed with painful, well-illustrated southern gothic sagas.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 100 Critic Score
    Williams' captivating lyrics are gut-wrenchingly intimate.
    • 87 Metascore
    • 91 Critic Score
    It's the album you wish the Strokes would've made.